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Of Clay

May 30, 2010
By aaaaaqweqweqwe SILVER, Somewhere, Illinois
aaaaaqweqweqwe SILVER, Somewhere, Illinois
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What were we thinking
when we took the clay in our hands,
lovely, clumsy,innocent hands,
and channeled through our fingers
the brilliant kaleidascope thoughts
that whispered through our minds
like ghosts

Why did we scream
when our ideas did not translate?
From heart to hand
something was botched.
As perfectly as we
could envision these spots of color
as imperfect as they really were.

Why do we insist on
this sad experimentation
to suit our fantastical standards
when sometimes
though shrouded and improbable
what we need is raw
whole, clean
an unmarred sphere of clay

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on Jan. 23 2011 at 6:15 am
HorseLover SILVER, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat."~Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist

Love the style! All of your stuff is great!!

on Jul. 8 2010 at 4:43 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This is amazing, so, well, raw, and beautiful and opinionated.  You expressed this perfectly, and I love the style.  Great job(again):)